Police arrest KADAMAY members who re-occupied private Tandang Sora lot

(Eagle News) – Police have arrested 37 illegal settlers who are alleged members of the controversial urban poor group Kalipunang Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) for re-occupying a private property in Tandang Sora, Quezon City from where they had been evicted last year. The alleged Kadamay members re-occupied the lot as the urban poor group continued their so-called “Occupy” missions of land and housing units which are not their own. There were women, children, and elderly settlers who […]

MMDA postpones planned transfer of provincial buses to Macapagal Boulevard

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has postponed the transfer of the provincial buses from Uniwide Coastal Mall to its new temporary terminal located at Macapagal Boulevard in Parañaque City. According to the MMDA, they are still waiting for the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to release its route modification plan for the affected buses. He added that this is to avoid confusion among commuters who are going to […]

MMDA plans to double traffic violation fines

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is planning to double the amount of fines for traffic violations to force motorists to comply with traffic rules and regulations. MMDA officer in charge Tim Orbos believes that doubling the fees can be a very effective tool to deter and reduce road accidents in the metropolis. If the scheme is to be implemented, the fine for violating common traffic rules will be as […]

Road reblocking and repairs set in some QC roads; Heavy traffic expected

(Eagle News) — Expect heav(ier) traffic in some areas in Quezon City starting today, March 17. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced  the conduct of road reblocking and repairs in parts of Mindanao Ave., Commonwealth Ave., Quirino Highway, and Congressional Ave. Extension starting 10 p.m. In particular, there will be repairs on the northbound lanes of Mindanao Ave., from Tandang Sora Ave. to Mindanao Ave. Bridge. The southbound lanes of Commonwealth Ave., from Don Jose St. to […]

Metro council formed to help address traffic in metropolis

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced the creation of a council that will study and suggest measures to improve vehicular congestion in the metropolis. In a statement, the MMDA said the  Metro Manila Transport Consultative Council (MMTCC) would make the suggestions straight to the Metro Manila Council (MMC) for approval. The MMC is composed of all 17 mayors of cities in Metro Manila. The MMDA said the MMTCC, which was agreed […]

Public Advisory: MMDA announces road repairs this weekend

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metro Manila Development Authority has released a traffic advisory on road repairs and road re-blocking this weekend March 10 – March 13. The road repairs will start 11 in the evening on Friday, March 10 until Monday, March 13 at 5 in the morning. MMDA advised motorists to look for alternative routes. To find out the routes affected, please watch the accompanying video.

‘Test regulation’ of light trucks on Edsa, Shaw Boulevard to start on Wednesday

(Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has announced it would conduct a test run of the “uniform light trucks ban” starting Wednesday, March 15. In a statement, the MMDA said the simulation–which will last until June 15– was recommended and approved by the Metro Manila Council in a recent meeting. Under the uniform light trucks ban, trucks that have a gross capacity weight of 4,500 kilograms and below will not be allowed to ply Edsa and Shaw […]

INC Evangelical mission at musical presentation sa lokal ng New Era University, dinagsa

(Eagle News) — Napuno ng mga panauhin ang gusaling sambahan ng lokal ng New Era University sa isinagawang Pamamahayag ng mga Salita ng Diyos. Pangunahin na nakipagkaisa sa nasabing aktibidad ang mga mag-aaral ng New Era University partikular ang nasa departamento ng College of Music at Center for Culture and the Arts. Alas tres ng hapon (3:00 PM) nang magsimula ang Pamamahayag ng mga Salita ng Diyos. Pero maaga pa lamang ay nagsidatingan na ang […]

DepEd postpones NCAE and NAT in Metro Manila

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Department of Education (DepEd) has temporarily suspended the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) and the National Achievement Test (NAT) in Metro Manila. The exams, which aim to assess and evaluate the aptitude, skill and inclination of a student for a particular occupation or field, were initially scheduled for March 1 and March 2. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cited logistical difficulties for the temporary suspension. The NCAE and NAT in […]

LTFRB mulls options vs groups who joined transport strike

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said it was already reviewing their options and the steps to be taken against transport groups who joined Monday’s strike. LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada said the franchise given to operators is a privilege and may be cancelled if it is proven that the operators exercised abuse when they held the strike.

MMDA intensifies drive on jaywalking

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that it will intensify its crackdown on jaywalkers in Metro Manila to help decongest traffic in the metropolis. The MMDA reminded the drivers of Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) to firmly adhere to rules on the drop off and pick up of passengers, and for them to only do it at the proper loading and unloading areas. According to MMDA anti-jaywalking unit head Rafael […]

MRT-LRT common station “very feasible,” says solon

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — In preparation for the upcoming construction of the proposed Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Railway Transit (LRT) station, some congressmen inspected the venue on Wednesday to check the project’s feasibility. “Based on our inspection, building a temporary station is very feasible since the MRT structure in North Avenue is ready for construction. This will benefit the 30,000 train riders, at no cost to the government,” Congressman Cesar Sarmiento […]